DON’T Buy The iPhone X


It’s time to make… …a very highly anticipated video. I’ve been compiling some ideas. I’ve been doing my job. Because a little while back, I made a video called: Switching to the iPhone 10 And you probably noticed that in front of me, there’s an iPhone X right here. When a new smartphone comes in here, I don’t always switch over to it exclusively. I don’t always put my SIM card into that device. But you see this device here, this is a flagship, this gets a lot of attention. The notch, the lack of the home button, the lack of the fingerprint scanner. So because of that, I had to make an effort to really invest myself into it. So I could give you guys the type of feedback that might help you determine whether or not this phone is for you. I do wanna let you know that there is no perfect smartphone. No single smartphone that it’s the best smartphone for absolutely everyone, so because of that, I’m gonna be having a giveaway coming up shortly, for the smartphone of your choice. Android or iOS? You pick the smartphone and I give it away. So go follow me on Twitter right now and stay tuned for a tweet with all the details. Alright, the iPhone. First of all, I’m happy Apple was ambitious. They said, “Hey, it’s time to finally do something different!” Now, it’s not because they thought it would be fun to do so, It’s because the market place have been pushing in that direction. We’ve had shrinking bezels from almost every major competitor in the smartphone space. We want more screen, we don’t want bigger phone. Anytime you’re making a change, you’re taking a risk. You get rid of the home button? You’re gonna have some users that are like “But, wait, I- I- I- liked it” Your quick settings moving up to the top right corner, that had to be utilized for this new home gesture, let’s call it. Which also accesses the multitasking gesture. I think a lot of what’s being talked about from an interface perspective, feels a little bit disjointed. A lot of that comes from your preconceived notions of how you’re going to interact with the device You expect things to work a certain way and when they don’t work that way, it’s going to take a while to adjust. The face unlock…it works… but the process is not something that I consider to be enjoyable. And it’s something that I speculated might come up for me when I saw the original keynote. “It’s as easy as looking at it and swiping up..and–ya know…Let’s try that again. Oh-ho-ho” You know I’m lying in bed, I wanna reach over and quickly unlock it, and my glasses are off and my hat is off and it will miss. Alright? Now with fingerprint scanner that doesn’t happen. But there’s also, kind of strange way that you interact with it, is almost like bowing to your phone. You adjust you, “clearing throat sound” there is a little bit of that. Sometimes there’s a little bit of a an adjustment here. You when you will get a little unlock there You’re not done. It’s an unlock, and then it’s a swipe up It’s a two step process. I’m a fan of technology so I like that progression. But then also I picked up the OnePlus 5T, and was like BWAMM! I have it over here. I pointed towards you, NADA! BAAAMMMMM!!! IT’S A THING! It’s just using the front facing camera. You see that right there? You wanna go fingerprint, GO FINGERPRINT! .2 seconds. Options are good. The camera is good, maybe the best. Cameras good. Build quality is solid, it feels great. It just feels expensive Wireless charging. Finally, it’s great. Using it in my car, use beside the bed. I never charged it with a cable, not once. Weirdly though. Because of how much this camera protrudes here. Some wireless chargers, make contact better than others. That camera hump rears its ugly head as well. The speaker! The second loudest speaker that I tested on smartphone after the Razer Phone, which is huge and has these, these giant speaker units. I wanna give you the backstory on how I got to this phone as my daily driver. Galaxy S8. Moved on the S8 Active. Bigger battery. To the Pixel 2 XL “We got the fancy wallpaper, with the waves coming in beautifully.” Took the SIM and I put that to the Razer Phone. My goodness… with the 120 hertzs, Yes! That’s what it should look like. Comes at a cost, because you’re not getting an OLED display. Gotta have the OLED. I gotta have it! So the SIM card came out, and it went into the OnePlus 5T. You saw that unboxing video. But to round up my feelings here about the iPhone X, it’s an ambitious project for Apple here, they’re trying to change the core interaction that you’ve had with your iPhone forever. I like ambitiousness. But the problem is, when you’re a device, that’s a thousand dollars plus. I’m not sure you paying strictly for ambition. What you want is no excuses. I don’t think you can have excuses in a thousand bucks. Because a thousand bucks now represents twice the price of something like the OnePlus 5T. I get an enormous number of notifications. Probably, 400 e-mails a day. But when I switched to this phone, I had exposure to the notification system that exist on here. I’m not telling you anything new when it comes to notifications. I’m not the first person who’s complained about it. But on Android, if you’ve ever used it, it will stack ’em. And you can drag down and see the most recent one. But this is a good phone. I think a lot of people would buy this thing and be happy with it. But that doesn’t change the fact that I don’t think that you should. And I don’t think that you should because of the price. Because to me, there’s no way that this phone is twice as good as this phone. That’s the OnePlus 5T. It’s not two times better This is $499. Snapdragon 835, Dual Lens System with Portrait mode, Fingerprint Scanner works in .2 seconds, facial recognition which works way faster than the iPhone, dual SIM card tray instead of single. A headphone jack for the headphone lovers because why not? Slightly less pixel density. But still OLED, 6-inches. I’d be showing this display to people. I’d put this display, this display, and this display. Almost everybody pick the OnePlus display. These are all nice displays. The trouble is there is only one phone in here that’s a thousand dollars and up. ONLY ONE! Android phones are getting good. The competition that exists is driving the price of better down. That’s an S8 just below $600 probably on Amazon. That’s the OnePlus 5T, $500. And this on the far right, is of course the Essential Phone. $449. It’s a lot more competitive now. I know, in this audience right here there are die hard iOS users, and I respect that. And I know there’s value there, for you as an individual. You could get a OnePlus 5T and an Xbox, for less than the iPhone. You could get the OnePlus 5T and an extra one as a gift for your spouse. You could get a OnePlus 5T and a plane ticket for a vacation, for less than the iPhone. It’s my responsibility to bring light to that. This phone is not two times better than that phone. I’m sitting here because you guys trust me to tell you what I’m thinking. I just can’t tell you to buy this phone. My recommendation is to not buy the iPhone X. If you look around, you will be amazed at what’s happening at half the price. What I want you to do is leave a comment down below, and let me know what you’re gonna do with that extra $500 in your pocket. This episode of Unbox Therapy has been sponsored by GoDaddy. You’ve probably heard of them. It’s the place for you might have registered a domain in the past. And now they’ve got this new thing called Go Central so you can very easily build your own website probably in under in an hour. And here’s a thing you can use Go Central on a laptop, on a desktop, but also on a mobile device. You can sit in there in a coffee shop on your smartphone setting up your new project. Head over to the link down in the description for a one month free trial and there is no credit card needed for that trial. So you can, you can mock up, your own website. You can do it for free thanks to GoDaddy. And because of their sponsorship, we were able to give away a bunch of smartphones. In fact, three smartphones that I’ll be giving away on Twitter so go follow me there and the smartphones is gonna be your choice. If you happen to win, it could be any of this. It could be a Pixel 2 XL It could be the Razer Phone. Hey, even the iPhone X if you think it’s perfect for you o-or even ones that aren’t here. If you win this giveaway, you might be building your website on this device right here. Full details are gonna be on my Twitter. So like I said earlier, make sure to be following me there. And let me know in the comments if you win, which one will you pick? Video subtitled and corrected by: LightFlame_

100 Comments

  • Which flagship smartphone would you choose? Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, OnePlus 5T, Razer Phone, Pixel 2 XL, Essential Phone, iPhone X or something else?

  • Thanks for the honest review. I just switched to the samsung S10 and… well I luv it. I used to be a die hard fan of iOS but things change and for the mana I paid, I get way more.
    Cheers 😉

  • For a minute I thought he was getting direction straight from iPhone to say what he is available as far as lawsuits go. Any body everybody can sue anything for anything. So I am proud. He is the go to guy for anything tech or not tech.

  • Amen brother

  • Im happy with my samsung note 5.

  • Apple need to watch and listen to this video…

  • laughing in android

  • in Canada the base iPhone XS is $1,379, and then the XS MAX 512GB is $2,000

  • I'm gonna by a another one plus 5t

  • Хлопни 5 раз

  • Пьаьпсбсрабптптпьаиадооаькрп

  • It is any ios is better than any Android bru

  • About a year ago I watched this video and purchased OnePlus 6 which saved arround $500 for me. Used it for one year. After one year I saved another $500 now I again have $1000 with me so I brought a brand new iPhone Xs. Thanks to unbox therapy now I have both OnePlus 6 and iPhone Xs. Cheers..

  • You are right

  • i will use my 500 hundred to buy a Samsung s9+ from carphoneware

  • I just got used to all the features so it’s actually not that bad

  • IPhone X has the best camera quality

  • iPhone 10309393923S Max:

    There's no phone

  • I bought the galaxy 10+ for 900. Its also expensive but in my opinion its far better than the iphone x and still "cheaper"

  • Was he comparing THE iPhone to blah blah plus?!

  • A phone is not only pixel and notifications it is also about the image it brings and the iPhone is obviously far better than any other phone in that aspect

  • I just buy a new one it’s great

  • No fuck you

  • I wasted for that phone 🤦‍♂️

  • i'm using a huawei mate 9 for 2 years … the touch screen is so dropproof,and it has never let me down.for the extra 500 euros,i would buy guitar equipment,preferably an effects processor,pedals or a sound card for recording in my home studio,which will probably happen …… the only thing that's missing is 500 euros.

  • I dont care what apple did to their phone. Im still choosing razer or samsung or even huawei.

  • iPhone users are sheep hahaha lol

  • Watching on iphone 7+

    Tried to convince myself that 7+ still a great phone :))))))))

  • Still an iOS hardcore but i'd probably choose to get a Samsung s10e well because it's cheaper and better than the iphone X

  • This guy is a straight-A a-hole.

  • Absolutely correct…you gotta be stupid to waste your money

  • Kids at my school: "IpHOnE iS BetTeR!!! aNDrOid USeR!"
    Me: pfft rich kids…

  • Bet 29k dislikes are Iphone X users

    Oh i watch this on my J1 Mini Prime.

  • I dont think there is more classy design thn iphone ever fu koff

  • Me watching this with an iPhone x

  • Buy the Android phone and then buy a Nintendo switch and an Xbox one

  • I went from the 6s+ to the x. I'm going back to the 8

  • I love your thumbnails

  • Microsoft phones sitting in the corner eating popcorn

  • But iPhone last longer

  • Choose wisely
    iPhone x
    Adopt 7 puppies
    Or
    Get 1 Nintendo switch with 4 games,Amazon fire tv stick and tv
    A
    B
    Or
    C
    Choose wisely

  • YOUR LUCKY THAT YOU HAVE AN IPHONE X …….BUT ME ONLY ANDROID..ANDRIOD!!……..

  • Just use samsung galaxy s8.. cheap but good to use

  • Stil after all that Apple fans ooh but….

  • Oof that sucks my whole family is going to get iPhone X lol 😂

  • iPhone is status semble in people.

  • Moral of the story:

    Just don't buy Iphones.

  • why would u ever spend 1k on a smartphone…
    and most people dont even play games (atleast the ones that demand high graphics)

  • iPhone is far better than anyone

  • I will go for 5t.. no one is much better than this… And extra 500$ I will save for Bitcoin trading

  • IOS

  • i'm gonna buy it anyway because its a good phone even though I dont have it ik how to use it

  • I'm iphone user since ip4 to ip7plus, and then came out this ip X which makes me switch to s10+ 😄
    I quit the ecosystem

  • if Face ID had immediate unlock, how would u check notifications ?

  • “But buy the iPhone X”

  • Nothing cuz I dont have 5000 dollars in my pocket lmfaoo..

  • The upside is I paid $300 for it (XS)

  • buy the note 9 because I had that phone and its sucks note 9 just takes it to a new level

  • Seeing no bottom bezel on that iphone makes me want to hug my Galaxy s8 for comfert. Bezels keep dislpays neat and I am OCD. Maine device interactive functions and information should have it's own space.

  • "It's a two step unlock" First World problems

  • did anyone else notice that the background music is from The Social Network

  • This is what people call 'Common Sense'🤔🤔🤔, you've earned your reputation by a honest review.

  • This dude is the Anthony Fantano of unboxing

  • Are u fucking high u bald fuck

  • Android is better anyway

  • I have the iPhone XS Max best phone I had

  • I typed at google what phone has the biggest screen, and it answered iphone X…
    Wut?

  • Lol now every phone nowadays is 1000$ 🤷‍♂️

  • Can I be the first filipino that receive a Iphone X from you? Pretty pls

  • I hate you iPhone x is like the best the best!!!!

  • watching this on my Samsung S9

  • thats why I would never buy a iphone from the apple store. If I was going to buy an iphone I would buy it used. I saw on Kijiji an iphone xs max for CA$1100. and iphone xr's for CA$700

  • Buys iPhone X to make this video

  • One plus is always better than iphone

  • i pick none i want to live without smartphones in a place empty of tech devices

  • 0:46

  • I got the 8 plus😎I like the home button and the bezels.and Touch ID is dope asf lmao I have a twin and I ain’t having him go on my shit

  • Nice iphone iam your big fan give me one iphone xalso

  • Why on recommendations now 😹

  • Are you really worried about people's money? If not,what is your reason for these videos against Apple?

  • I know I'm a bit late to comment here but Man I love you. I always hated iPhones for being so overrated. I wanna take this video and rub it on the faces of scumbag celebs who flaunts their iPhones. I'm so happy to see the downfall of Apple. Thier Cheesegrater, their Bluetooth speaker, their phones hitting the mud and OnePlus, Vivo, MI, etc. are taking over. Love this video. Fuck you to each and every Apple product users. Peace. ☮️

  • Razer

  • I bought the iPhone X 2 years ago and it was the best decision i made, it has been the best phone ever that i have used

  • Title of this video: Don't buy iPhone X.
    Me: I can't even get iPhone 5 what are you talking about.

  • I'd buy iPhone X for the name 👌

  • Who is watching on iPhone XS Max and is still getting mad

  • Samsung s10 is the way to go

  • Hey I’m lit

  • YUP ILL BUY WINDOWS PHONE

  • He is right the x is not worth the price

  • Me: JUST DON'T BUY IPHONE

  • subscribe

  • i phone sucks never used it for such reasons

  • IPHONE ONLY MOTHERFUCKERS!!!

  • I have a iPhone 5S WTF IM OLD

  • Bottom line: people in the US who use android are isolated from group chats. Unless you’re part of the robotics club at my school, in which case they all use discord to communicate.

  • I like iPhones

  • My fav phones?
    Note 9,iphone 7 and 8

  • To critise ios you used the opening theme of the social network WTF !!!!!!
    Don’t Push a review inside out 😅😅

  • Rewatching this on my iPhone X

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